Authors & Illustrators

Author Bio

Irene Latham

Irene Latham is the award-winning author of two novels for children, Leaving Gee’s Bend and Don’t Feed the Boy. Her first poetry picture book, Dear Wandering Wildebeest, won a Nerdy Book Award for Poetry, was named an NCTE 2015 Notable Poetry book and earned her the 2016 ILA Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award, among other honors. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama. Visit